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Old 02-03-2010, 01:19 PM   #18
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Doesn't anybody cut existing springs anymore. Just chop off an inch or however much you want to lower. Especially if you want to keep the same ride. The Porsche guys have been doing it for years. A very cheap alternative.
In addition to what has been posted on this already... when you remove a coil or half-coil, the spring now has less to work with and usually suffers in its ability to control things. As well as usually sagging further than desired after some drive time. Using heat is a bog no-no as well. It is just not worth it...
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:55 PM   #19
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D1BADZ has the Pfadt drop springs on his and the stance is almost perfect. I think it's a 1.25" drop and he said he hasn't lost any ride comfort in the least. They're only a couple hundred bucks I think.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:12 AM   #20
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i went with the hotchkis track pack, lowered it 1" has the right stance now, handling is awesome, and the ride is great,hardly changed at all. the trick to making it work i think is the right wheel and tire package, if you put a heavier wheel and tire combo the ride will be affected due to the increase of unsprung, the shocks in the car arent tuned for more wieght. i went with axiom 20x9, 20x11 and pirelli pzeros 275 and 305 and was able to reduce my unsprung wieght at the corners so my ride is great.
you can see it at hotchkis's website, click on the track pack and then details and it's the abm ss/rs.
you wont be dis-appointed with this setup, dont forget about your wheel wieght, those lexani's you like are heavy.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:44 AM   #21
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i went with the hotchkis track pack, lowered it 1" has the right stance now, handling is awesome, and the ride is great,hardly changed at all. the trick to making it work i think is the right wheel and tire package, if you put a heavier wheel and tire combo the ride will be affected due to the increase of unsprung, the shocks in the car arent tuned for more wieght. i went with axiom 20x9, 20x11 and pirelli pzeros 275 and 305 and was able to reduce my unsprung wieght at the corners so my ride is great.
you can see it at hotchkis's website, click on the track pack and then details and it's the abm ss/rs.
you wont be dis-appointed with this setup, dont forget about your wheel wieght, those lexani's you like are heavy.
i would to see pics of your ride......specifically the 20x11 wheels with 305 tires (i was thinking 315) and the 1" drop.

got any to post?
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:12 PM   #22
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when installing these drop springs how hard is it?? should they be professionaly installed or can it be done by someone at home?
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:34 PM   #23
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i would to see pics of your ride......specifically the 20x11 wheels with 305 tires (i was thinking 315) and the 1" drop.

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it's the abm ss/rs on hotchkis website, and their springs post.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:12 PM   #24
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when installing these drop springs how hard is it?? should they be professionaly installed or can it be done by someone at home?
You can certainly do it yourself! If you do not have a spring compressor, most local auto parts stores will rent them for free or a small fee. Here is a link to the DIY procedure for our Pfadt Drop Springs. Please let us know if you have any questions!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60238
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #25
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To the OP, what is your budget? Are coilovers even an option? If they are too expensive you can opt for springs and sway bars. The big advantage coilovers provide over springs is they retain full travel length in the suspension. If coilovers are in your budget I have two sets of Pedders coilovers available now.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:09 PM   #26
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To the OP, what is your budget? Are coilovers even an option? If they are too expensive you can opt for springs and sway bars. The big advantage coilovers provide over springs is they retain full travel length in the suspension. If coilovers are in your budget I have two sets of Pedders coilovers available now.
Wow 2 sets? Both brand new??
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:21 PM   #27
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I just got my set of Pfadt drop springs installed and was really shocked how good it rode.I was expecting it to ride rough, but it rides really nice.I am very happy with the look and ride.....
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